Dr. Edward P. Riley – The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives December 18, 2013. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. The NOFAS Webinar Series features renowned FASD scientist Edward P. Riley of San Diego State University presenting an overview of the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD).
Tools for Families
100 Holiday Tips for FASD “The holiday season is filled with “gotcha’s” for our children with special needs. Behavior expectations may be higher, food may vary from day to day, lights flash and the season is filled with relatives and people your child may see only once a year.”
NOFAS Affiliate News
PDF Report from NOFAS-UK: Fetal Alcohol Forum (Issue 10) “NOFAS-UK is pleased to announce the release of the December 2013 issue of the Fetal Alcohol Forum (Issue 10) with the latest research and articles from our experts.” Click this link to download the PDF.
Papillion Center for FASD Holiday Newsletter NOFAS Affiliate The Papillion Center for FASD has a holiday newsletter with updates on their 2013 programs.
Petition: For the Australian Government to Recognize FASD as a Disability A NOFAS affiliate in Australia has posted a petition to have FASD recognized by the Australian federal government as a disability. Petition by: Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association.
FASD Community News
AUDIO: FASD and the Law This audio report from ABC News in Australia discusses the legal issues facing people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.” Click the button “Listen Now” to hear the story.
Herald Sun: “Truth About Drinking in Pregnancy” This Australian news article contains some good information on FASD, including the statement, “In the US, FASD is the most common cause of developmental delay and is estimated to affect between 2 and 7 per cent of all births.”
UC Riverside: Alcohol During Pregnancy Changes Brain Anatomy “A UC Riverside researcher has shown that exposure to alcohol during pregnancy not only affects a baby’s birth weight and behavior but also changes the way the brain is wired. The findings run counter to claims that moderate drinking during pregnancy can be safe.” – The Press-Enterprise
Dr. Edward P. Riley – The CIFASD: From the Lab to Changing Lives December 18, 2013. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. The NOFAS Webinar Series features renowned FASD scientist Edward P. Riley of San Diego State University presenting an overview of the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD). Dr. Riley’s presentation will provide an overview of the CIFASD and present recent findings from both the clinical and basic science projects.
FASD: Building Coalitions to Achieve Outcomes: Part 1 January 8, 2014. 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Brought to you FREE by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center. “Learn how to mobilize your community to address FASD and other substance abuse prevention issues in an effective, comprehensive way.”
Free NAADAC Webinar: Defining Addiction Recovery January 9, 2014. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST. “The word “recovery” is often used, but what does it really mean? This webinar will highlight the emergence of recovery as an organizing paradigm for addiction treatment, outline the challenges in defining recovery and related concepts, review samples of work to date to define recovery, and discuss areas of emerging consensus and continued contention in defining recovery.”
Futures and Estate Planning for People with ID & DD and their Families January 14, 2014. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. “The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council present the webinar titled “Futures and Estate Planning for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and their Families.” This informative webinar will be presented by Victoria Sulerzyski, an attorney with the law firm Ober|Kaler, and a member of MCDD’s Consumer Advisory Council.”
FASD: Building Coalitions to Achieve Outcomes: Part 2 January 15, 2014. 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Brought to you FREE by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center. “we will focus on how to recruit and retain coalition members and how to prioritize the coalition’s activities.”
Raising a Child with an FASD January 16, 2014. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central. “This webinar will provide a brief overview of FASD and will explore what it is like to raise a child with an FASD including the struggles, rewards, and interventions. Target audiences include: adoptive parents, prospective parents, foster parents, and professionals.”
Workshop for Parents and Professionals Caring For and Working with People with FASD February 8, 2014. Chapel Hill, NC. “The 6 – hour workshop includes current information on FASD and other neurobehavioral disorders, and a conceptual model for providing a brain-based approach when working with and caring for people with FASD.”
FASD Training of Trainers Clinical Certificate Program February 19-23, 2014. Oakland, CA. Free training from Great Lakes Regional Training Center funded by CDC. “This certificate program addresses the need in Southern California to increase awareness and services for FASD. Information presented will be science-based, up to date and will include skills, strategies for intervention, and materials for providers across disciplines as well as families.”
Facilitator Training: Triumph Through the Challenges of FAS February 25-28, 2014. Whitehouse, Ohio. “To offer these comprehensive classes on understanding and raising a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), facilitators can attend a 3 ½-day training session to increase knowledge of FASD and facilitation techniques. The curriculum includes complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and parent workbooks with handouts and supplemental reading. For more information on having someone in your organization trained to offer these classes in your area, contact Sister Suzette Fisher at 419.724.1353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Sanford Health FASD Symposium February 27, 2014. Sioux Falls, SD. Join globally and nationally renowned FASD experts at Sanford for this educational event, including: Kenneth L. Jones, MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Kenneth R. Warren, PhD, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Philip A. May, PhD, University of North Carolina, H. Eugene Hoyme, MD, Sanford Research.
11th Annual MOFAS Benefit April 6, 2014. Minneapolis, MN. “Join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for a wonderful reception at Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis. We are looking forward to fabulous food, fun auction prizes and an inspirational program. After the reception, we will all head over to the Orpheum Theater for the 6:30 show to see the Tony-Award winning play Once.”